Monday, February 21, 2011

The Circus!

Last weekend we spent a couple hours with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This was Will's first time at the circus and to say we all enjoyed it is a huge understatement. All four of us were mesmerized for two solid hours.

The first order of business was, of course, to get some treats. Will went for the snow cone-in-a-tiger.
Eliza Grace went for cotton candy and the accompanying souvenir hat.
Elephants and tigers and llamas, oh my!
"He'd fly through the air with the greatest of ease, that daring young man on the flying trapeze."
Crazy acrobats were bouncing, flipping, flying in the air and landing on boards and each other's shoulders.
Ok, seriously, this next guy was on a single stilt, got bounced and flipped up in the air, did a back flip and landed on the one stilt. These people are amazing and fairly fearless!
We all loved the synchronized trampoline acrobatics.
One of the coolest things they do is the 7 motorcyclists in the "Globe (globe...globe) of Steel (steel...steel)!"
The high wire acts were exciting as expected!
The muscles and sheer strength of these athletes was amazing to watch.
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Anytime someone would do a split, Will would exclaim, "Ow! That's gotta' hurt!"

2 comments:

Leigh said...

great pics..... i want to do all those stunts when i grow up!

Gerri said...

I'm looking for good pictures of trapeze artists to give a visual for teaching a group of Latinos, and these are great! What's the process for getting permission to use them? To complicate matters, I hope to use them this weekend. Can it be arranged? Thanks -